RW6 (latest version) and Stacks 3
On the iMac for RW6 (El Capitan) in the Library folder I have transferred all add-ons, themes, stacks, etc from another iMac (Snow Leopard) RW5. My main website is on RW5 (on Snow Leopard). I have 3 new sites under construction for which I’m using RW6 and El Capitan iMac. I’d started the 3 new sites using RW5 but all 3 files are now converted to RW6 and on the El Capital iMac.
I have Stacks4Stacks ‘Filter’ - price GBP £10.
Last weekend, I bought Yabdab Software “Filter Stack” - price $19.95 (est GBP £13.70)
When tried to install the YS Filter stack, (usual click), it wouldn’t, Message says “Stack installation failed. Stack Filter couldn’t be installed”. I tried download again, also quit RW. Same problem.
I contacted YS support. As well as asking if I were using the required RW6 (which I’d already said I was!), they asked if I’d tried dragging the stack onto the RW6 icon. I tried that, nothing.
I’d asked YS support if it could be a conflict of name issue. They didn’t comment on that (although I expect they might now that I’ve contacted them again and this time copied in Stacks4Stacks (Will Woodgate).
Wondering whether it might be a name conflict issue, initially I deleted the Stacks4Stacks from the Library folder but that didn’t make any difference. Later on, whilst using RW6 I came across the uninstall stacks command so using that
I uninstalled the Stacks4Stacks ‘Filter’ - that might amount to the same thing, I don’t know. RW6’s uninstall sends the S4S stack to Trash so I moved it out of Trash into a new folder on Desktop pending. Then I tried to install the YS ‘Filter’ and it installed; problem solved.
My self-learned knowledge of what goes wrong with computers and software is learn as it happens, not in advance. It would seem that either the problem is a conflict of name issue or putting two stacks of the same name in the same Library.
I am awaiting response from both YS support and Stacks4Stacks on how I can use S4S Filter. In the meantime, as a matter of general policy if not principle I should have thought that developers and Realmac itself would be well-advised to ensure their choice of name for their stacks would not conflict with existing stack names.
Or at least (unless there is already) warn buyers that if there is a stack in the Library folder of the same name then not to buy because installation won’t work!